Mulligan Stew Aug 12th 2023-Robbie Robertson

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“…and then there was one “

One of the greatest bands to ever walk our stages and play with our hearts has been taking the final curtain – one by one.

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This week – the heart of The Band –  Robbie Robertson

Left to carry the flag, Garth Hudson.

Very few artists can ever lay claim to changing popular music. Just a handful.

Then one day it hits you– hammers you actually.  You get total clarity and begin to change everything you’ve known and held sacred.   So it was when Eric Clapton heard The Bands Music from Big Pink.  It was like all of a sudden he heard this record and said to himself, “Now this is what music should sound like.” For me personally– this has always been one of the most interesting moments in rock music history.

My pal Corey called me just as I was finishing recording Saturday’s Stew. Sorry to tell you this but Robbie’s gone”

He knew how special I thought Robbie Robertson was.

Dixie Down, Cripple Creek, I shall be Released, Chest Fever, King Harvest, Stage Fright, Acadian DriftwoodSomewhere down the crazy river. Once were brothers.

I had just enough time to finish The Stew with Once Were Brothers.

The last interview I did with Robbie will be repeated on the Mulligan Stew Podcast this week.

I promise there’ll be a Robbie Remembrance on The Stew shortly.

The only reason I got to stand in the Winterland Ballroom one Thanksgiving Evening in SF was because Robbie invited me to attend The Last Waltz.

Changed my life.

Lots of music this week..check out the playlist.

Somebody, please take care of Garth.



The Summer Stews Terry David Mulligan playlist mulliganstewdotca
The Weight King Curtis and Duane Allmann Duane Allman Anthology Two
Voo Doo Woman Susan Tedeschi Just won’t burn (25th ann)
Love Enough Julian Taylor The Ridge
Stay right here Allison Russell The Returner
Follow the Money Buddy Guy and James Taylor Blues don’t lie
TDMulligan – 27 year Coming UP – Tami Neilson and Brandi Carlile details mulliganstewdotca
Yet to be Rhiannon Giddens and Jason Isbell You’re the one
Next – Tami Neilson-her most Canadian song TDM
Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6 Tami Neilson Kingmaker (live with Auckland Symphony)
Next – Van Morrison Live The Summer Stews TDMulligan
Domino (live) Van Morrison It’s too late to stop now
Money Roger Waters Dark Side Redux
Deane House River Cafe With Thanks from CKUA
Can’t let go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
The way it is Bruce Hornsby & The Range The way it is
CKUA On Demand The Summer Stews Next – Marc Jordan
Coltrane plays the blues Marc Jordan Waiting for the Sun to rise
50/50 Promo TDMulligan Good Luck
Coming Up in Hour Two Bob Marley. Bonnie Raitt. Paul Simon Little Feat. Mark Knopfler. King Curtis
Waiting in Vain Bob Marley and the Wailers/Tiwa Savage Africa Unite
I’m on your side Bonnie Raitt Fundamental
Rosy Delbert McClinton Self man man
Summer Time Taj Mahal Savoy
Irish Girl Mike Campbell and Dirty Knobs Wreckless Abandon
The Summer Stews – with TDM NEXT Teskey Bros – Valerie June -and Paul Simon [email protected]
This will be our year The Teskey Brothers The Winding Way
Fade into you Valerie June Under Cover
Gone at Last Paul Simon – Jessie Dixon Singers Paul Simon – Box Set 64/93
Take me to the Mardi Gras Paul Simon Paul Simon Box Set 64-93
Sleeping dogs best left alone Doctor John Guess things happen that way
Coyotes Banff – Thank You The Summer Stews mulligan stew dot ca
Dixie Chicken Little Feat Dixie chicken
Show me Joe Tex The Hits
Just a boy away from home Mark Knopfler Tracker (deluxe)
Once were Brothers Robbie Robertson Sinematic